There is limited information on how military women manage feminine hygiene practices in combat and noncombat environments. The purpose of this study was to describe feminine hygiene practices of military women in deployed and noncombat (normal) environments. A nonexperimental descriptive research design was used. The study used a survey questionnaire, the Deployed Female Health Practice Questionnaire, which was developed specifically for military women to report their experiences with hygiene issues.
Adult feminine hygiene practices are the focus of this exploratory descriptive study. In a sample of 193 women, the typical respondent lived in the Southeast and was a single student who was 23 years of age, and White. Body cleansing, feminine hygiene, and menses management practices were examined. It was found that handwashing varied according to bodily involvement or specific feminine hygiene practices. Assorted menses management products were used for menses management and were used when the woman was not menstruating.
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing: JOGNN / NAACOG
OBJECTIVE: To examine variation in feminine hygiene practices as a function of increasing age. DESIGN: A nonexperimental, descriptive research design with study sample stratified by age. PARTICIPANTS: Women over 18 years of age. Of 713 women who completed and returned the feminine hygiene practices questionnaire, 180 were younger than 41 years, 171 were 41-48 years, 184 were 49-57 years, and 178 were 58 years or older. All participants were members of a California professional home economics organization.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
OBJECTIVE: Massage therapy involves direct contact between the therapist and the client in a clinical setting, which can result in the transfer of bacteria. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of bacteria transfer between a therapist and a client during a massage session and differences between types of lubricants used. DESIGN: Medium cultures were taken from the therapist's palms and the client's skin before, during, and after the massage session.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test an educational intervention designed to increase hand and treatment table sanitizing on 3 chiropractic college campuses using a theory-based intervention. The second purpose is to see if an increase in observed hand hygiene would be noted as a result of the intervention. METHODS: Students at 3 campuses were surveyed, and their attitudes and practices of hand and table sanitizing were observed.